Toro Y Moi w/Sinkane & Dog Bite
Wed., Feb. 20, 8 pm: 18+
Fine Line Music Café
318 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, his protean Toro Y Moi solo project incorporates electronics and allows for a wider range of influences such as French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, ’80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop.
WITNESS: Marian Anderson
Sun., Feb. 17, 4 pm
345 Washington St., St. Paul
651-224-4222 or www.ordway.org
In this year’s WITNESS celebration, Jon Cranney will direct Marian Anderson: A Musical Memoir, a semi-staged production featuring the soprano Marlissa Hudson along with actors Greta Oglesby and Andrea Ivy. Set on the eve of her performance at Dr. King’s March on Washington, Marian becomes a powerful role model to a young person by sharing her life story. The concert also features the VocalEssence Chorus, performing poetry by African American writers set to music for chorus by a wide range of composers.
Ten Thousand Things Presents The Seven, Will Power’s Hip Hop Retelling of Aeschylus’ The Seven Against Thebes
Feb. 15 — Mar. 10, 8 pm
1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., 800-838-3006 or www.tenthousandthings.org
Will Power’s hip hop retelling of Aeschylus’ The Seven Against Thebes, the story of two brothers who try to rule their kingdom peacefully despite their father’s curse.